Christmas in Buffalo
Christmas in Buffalo
The Button Strut is held in November. Residents of Buffalo and surrounding areas can go out and support our shop local campaign! The 2017 Collectible Christmas buttons will go on sale for $5 in November, and those who buy them on this opening day receive special one-day-only discounts. Get your Christmas Button for only $5 at local businesses through Christmas Eve to receive seasonal discounts at participating merchants! The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce is giving out some great rewards to shoppers during the Button Strut that stop in with their receipts and their Button for free gifts and giveaways between 10am and 4pm! Button winners for the day will be posted on the website.
Forms to sign up as a participating business at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce office on Main Street.
Christmas Parade Day
Always the first Saturday in December, this is a full day of fun and shopping!
3-2-1 Sales- Community members can get their day started by shopping at participating businesses. From 6am to 9am: 30% off in the first hour, 20% in the second and 10% in the third. Shoppers line up early, so don't wind up at the end of the lines! To become a participating business, call the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce at 307-684-5544.
Chili Feed- Later that evening, residents and visitors alike can fill up at our FREE chili feed in Crazy Woman Square, served by Precepta Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Hot chocolate provided & served by Buffalo Lions Club, along with a S’mores station courtesy of Alecia Kozisek- State Farm. A big thank you to the businesses that take the time and energy to make up this year’s chili!
Lighted Christmas Parade- This year’s parade floats will display different takes on the theme: Reindeer Games. Parade applications are available at the bottom of this page or at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce office on Main Street. The winners in each category will be posted here on Monday, December 5th.
Johnson County Care & Share Program
No child should be without gifts this holiday season. The Johnson County Caring and Sharing Committee is making an effort help Johnson County children in need this holiday season with a means to receive gifts. Every child in Johnson County is eligible to participate as long as they are a full time resident of Johnson County, and may only enter under one household each. If you would like to register your child for this program, complete the Care & Share Form at the bottom of the page (also available at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce office on Main Street) and return to your child’s school or the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce by Monday, November 21st. Gifts may be picked up by parents/legal guardians in Kaycee at Kaycee Town Hall and Buffalo at Buffalo Senior Center on Friday, December 16th.
If you would like to sponsor one of these little angels, you can pick up your Angel tag off the trees placed at DJ’s Grocery & Variety, Reese & Ray’s IGA, Johnson Chiropractic, Laren's Books & Gifts, ANB Bank, Big Horn Mountain Radio Network and First Interstate Bank. Tags will be ready to take starting the weekend before Thanksgiving. The unwrapped gifts will need to be brought to the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce by Monday, December 12th.
In addition to Angel Trees, the Johnson County Caring & Sharing Committee has several drives beginning Tuesday, November 1st. Toys For Tots items can be donated at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce. First Northern Bank of Wyoming is hosting the Book Drive. Bank of Buffalo hosts a Mitten Tree. First Interstate Bank is once again hosting the Coat Drive. All items for these Drives may be donated by Monday, December 12th.
Sponsor a Senior this holiday season! Senior Stockings are available starting the week of Thanksgiving to help make a senior citizen’s Christmas bright. Stockings can be picked up at the Buffalo Senior Center. Stuffed Stockings can be dropped off at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce by Monday, December 12th.
The children of Johnson County can write their letters to Santa and hear back from him too! Letters can be dropped off at the Santa Mailbox in front of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce starting the week of Thanksgiving. Make sure to include a phone number on the envelope or letter and Santa will call your child with a special Christmas greeting! Letters will be publicized on Big Horn Mountain Radio and in the Buffalo Bulletin.
For details on these and other activities happening annually on the first Saturday of December, visit our Community Calendar.